The RaspberryPi based server that could transform edge computing

Cloud servers, you might think, are big expensive pieces of kit. But you’d be wrong, at least where the Turing Pi project is concerned.

This mini ITX format board costing under $200 allows seven Raspberry Pi systems to be combined into a desktop Kubernetes cluster that’s smaller than a sheet of A4 paper.

The board has 1 Gbps network capability, multiple I/O options including HDMI, and features like nodes power management via a I2C bus. Turing Pi is a platform for developing and hosting cloud-native apps locally or at the edge. Turing Machines, the company behind the project, believes that this hardware architecture could lay a new foundation for edge computing hardware principles.

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